Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
1. Hard parts (for example, hair, teeth, nails, feathers, hooves, scales) developed from the epidermis in vertebrates. Synonym(s): dermoskeleton
2. Outer chitinous envelope of an insect, or the chitinous or calcareous covering of certain crustaceans and other invertebrates.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
dermoskeleton(der?mo-skel'et-on) [? + skeleton]
The apparent external covering of the body; the hair, nails, and teeth in humans. Synonym: exoskeleton
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners